This Couple Helped Feed The Homeless On Their Wedding Day

Plenty of couples have been forced to change wedding plans this year because of the ongoing crisis. That’s not something that Tyler and Melanie Tapajna were going to let get them down, though. They managed to still tie the knot while also doing some good in the world – feeding the homeless at their reception.

Change Of Plan

The couple was initially supposed to have 150 guests at their wedding. However, such a big ceremony simply wasn’t possible with everything going on in the world. So, they changed their plans and organized something more intimate for just their friends and family. A lot of plans needed to be altered to make this happen. After all, they’d already arranged for things like the catering before the crisis happened. However, rather than canceling 150-people’s worth of food, they opted to do something special with it.

Feeding The Homeless

Tyler and Melanie decided that the food should go to people who needed it most – the homeless. So, they spoke with the nonprofit organization Laura’s Home about donating it to the women and children who they cater to. Their request was approved, and plans were swiftly put in place for everything to go ahead. The couple didn’t just want to give the food away and be done with it, though. They also wanted to serve it.

Order Up

After tying the knot in their intimate ceremony, the Tapajnas then went straight to Laura’s Home, put on a hairnet and gloves, and got to work. They didn’t even change out of their outfits. It wasn’t the reception that the couple had planned, but in a way, it was better. They got to do some good in the world on what was the happiest day of their lives.

This crisis may have forced the Tapanjas to change their wedding plans, but in doing so, it ended up benefitting more people than they could have ever imagined.

Facebook Pictures Helped Steak the Cat Get Adopted in Houston

It’s always a blessing when a stray cat finds a forever home. Although this adorable orange tabby named Steak had it rough for a while, thanks to the kindness of people and a little help from social media, his story ends happily!

A cat sitting next to an "Adopt me" sign Steak’s Journey

When Steak was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles, he weighed around 16lb and was suffering from scabies. The rescuers treated him for his skin condition and, once it cleared up, brought him to Best Friends Animal Society in California. Being a sweet and cuddly cat, Steak immediately made a good impression on the staff. The lifesaving outcomes specialist of this institution, Tabitha Newman, said that Steak was a wonderful cat that always welcomed being patted and held. While staying at the center, Steak had gastrointestinal problems and was treated for dry eyes. He was adopted once he got better but was returned to the center only a few months later. That is when the center’s former staff member Diane Barber volunteered to foster him.

Steak the cat with her new owner Cat Pictures on Facebook Got Him Adopted

While in the care of Diane and her wife, Steak was treated for a condition called entropion that was corrected via a minor surgical procedure from which he recovered well. Diane started posting Steak’s pictures on her Facebook profile regularly, and those pictures caught the attention of Diane’s friend from Houston, Doug Parker. He was enchanted by this special feline and his story and decided to adopt Steak as soon as possible. Diane and Karen took Steak on a long drive to Houston, which Steak handled without an issue. Diane said to Best Friends that Steak would wear a harness with no objection and sit with them on a blanket to have picnics. Once in Houston, Steak made a great impression on Doug and his two tuxedo cats with which he immediately got along. Doug said that Steak found himself a favorite spot on the sofa right away. It’s truly heartwarming that this special tabby cat found a caring and devoted owner!